Together For A
Together For A
Miracle Babies provides direct and supportive services so families can be with their critically ill babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), thereby reducing the babies’ stress and changing health outcomes.
Our mission is to unite families with their critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to reduce NICU admissions through prevention, education and research.
When a baby is born premature or with medical complications, that family’s life changes drastically. Miracle Babies’ founding purpose is to support these NICU families through transportation assistance, care packages, and “miracle hours”.
through the NICU
Baby Christopher was born at 24 weeks weighing 1 pound and 4 ounces. Miracle Mom Celene had been trying to conceive for several years, in spring of 2018 her wish came true!
“Miracle Babies’ assistance allowed me to be with my baby everyday. I was able to do skin to skin and bring breast milk for my baby. My baby had a better outcome because I could be there every day and was able to go home early.”
Miracle Mom Christina | San Diego, CA | 87 Days in NICU
Miracle Babies supports NICU families in three ways: The Transportation Assistance Program helps families in need get to the hospital to be with their hospitalized newborn(s). With our Miracle Babies Shuttles we are able to transport families from their home to the hospital to be with their baby. This allows families to have a reduced financial burden of planning how they will get to the hospital everyday. With this reduced burden, the hope is parents are able to spend more quality time with their vulnerable infants.
In addition to critical transportation support, our Miracle Hours provide a unique opportunity for NICU parents to get together, share concerns and feel the support of peers who understand the intricacies and challenges of having a baby in the NICU. Often parents struggle with feelings of isolation, causing anxiety and depression at the precise time their baby needs them most. Facilitated by Miracle Babies staff and a hospital social worker, these gatherings build camaraderie in a safe and healing environment. Miracle Babies also distributes MB Cares Bags, containing essential items and resource materials to aid and comfort families during their baby’s NICU stay.